European Association for Business and Commerce
Consultative Meeting with Department of Trade Negotiations Director General

On 31 January 2017, EABC President, Mr. Rolf-Dieter Daniel, led EABC Delegation to meet with the Director General of the Department of Trade Negotiations, Mr. Boonyarit Kalayanamit, to discuss about EABC economic cooperation with the DTN. The EABC Delegation consisted of Mr. Stefan Teuchert, EABC Chair of Automotive, Mr. Kaan Baral, EABC Chair of Food and Beverage, Mr. Thavirap Tantiwongse, EABC Chair of Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Georg Wolff, EABC Chair of Rail and Road Infrastructure, Ms. Rachanatorn Laohaphan, EABC Food and Beverage’s representative, Mr. Joseph Hong, EABC Vice Chair of Automotive, Ms. Yuphin Boonsirichan, EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Segsarn Trai-Ukos, EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Wiroj Tangcharoen, EABC Automotive’s representative, Ms. Keeratisuda Khakhong, EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Aroon Laowatanakul, EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Somchai Mahatchawaroj, EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Joerg Laatsch EABC Automotive’s representative, Mr. Phanthachak Wongprecha, EABC IPR’s representative, Ms. Wanrawee Fuangkajonsak, EABC IPR’s representative, Ms. Maturos Piyachotisukij, EABC IPR’s representative, Mr. Chaladbhum Temkasem, EABC Policy Manager, and Ms. Panadda Khamparat, EABC Legal. The meeting discussed about regulatory compliance with WTO, IP infringement, and effects of ASEAN-China FTA on Automotive industry in Thailand. The EABC received strong support for IP protection and invited to work together with the DTN to resolve any issues. The Director General also expressed his supports for EU-Thailand FTA resumption on a technical level as soon as possible.